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United Nations, New York, 6 June 2010

President Treki visit to Saudi Arabia

The President of the General Assembly, H. E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, concluded on 6 June his official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he was received by His Majesty Abdullah bin Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King of Saudi Arabia, and His Royal Highness Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

King Abdullah and President Treki met for more than an hour. They exchanged views on a wide range of subjects. Paramount in the discussions was the situation in the Middle East and the Palestinian Question, including the siege imposed on Gaza. They also addressed the latest Israeli attack on the flotilla and the unfortunate killing of 10 people as a result of this attack. They both underscored the need to immediately and unconditionally lift the siege and blockade on Gaza, and to launch an independent international and credible investigation into the events that took place on the flotilla. They further discussed the situation in the Arab World, and the reconciliation efforts between the Palestinian factions. The President of the General Assembly briefed His Majesty on his intentions to convene on 8 July a high level meeting of the General Assembly to discuss the situation in the Middle East and the Palestinian Question. King Abdullah praised Dr. Treki’s leadership as President of the General Assembly and expressed the support and appreciation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for all his efforts. President Treki also discussed the international efforts to promote the dialogue among civilizations and religions and expressed his appreciation for the initiative by the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques to bridge the gap and enhance mutual understanding between the different religions and cultures.

In the evening of 5 June, President Treki met with His Royal Highness Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. They exchanged views on the situation in the Middle East and the top priorities of the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly as well as the upcoming meeting of the General Assembly on Transnational Organized Crimes and Criminal Justice.